Scott Brown and Chris Willman
July 30, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

SHOW US THE CATCHPHRASE Jerry Maguire lives on. For a couple of years no one was safe from ”Show me the money!” appropriations. But millions of video rentals later, two other Maguire lines seem to have belatedly caught on even more. Both ”You complete me” and ”You had me at hello” get prominent parodic placement in The Spy Who Shagged Me as well as in new promo spots for ABC’s Spin City. ”You complete me” is also used as a laugh line in spots for ESPN’s SportsCenter and in the pilot for Fox’s new sitcom The Mike O’Malley Show. Less comically, singer Kenny Chesney has a song at No. 12 on the country charts titled ”You Had Me From Hello.” ”It’s a good feeling,” says Maguire writer-director Cameron Crowe. ”I no longer hear ‘When’s the new movie coming out?’ Now I hear ‘Way to go on Austin Powers!’ From ESPN to Dr. Evil, thank you.” — Chris Willman

THE GREAT BOSS WAY Not every ’80s sitcom is cursed. On the heels of Tony Danza’s successful turn on Broadway in The Iceman Cometh, two of his former Who’s the Boss? costars are also taking to the boards this summer in New York. Judith Light, who played Angela Bower, Danza’s Boss foil, will replace Kathleen Chalfant in the Pulitzer Prize-winning cancer drama Wit, beginning Aug. 10. ”I’m shaving my head in stages,” says Light. ”It’s easier than doing it in one fell swoop.” Meanwhile, Danny Pintauro is giving audiences a glimpse of little Jonathan Bower’s possible future by playing a hardened street hustler in Off Off Broadway’s The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name). So will the TV troika gather for postshow drinks at Sardi’s? ”What we should do is a Who’s the Boss? reunion on Broadway,” suggests Pintauro. ”But we’d get someone else to play Alyssa Milano’s role.” — Scott Brown

HEAD OF THE CLASS In Hollywood, everyone wants to sell a screenplay. And we mean everyone — even former A-list power players. Case in point: Recently departed NBC honcho Don Ohlmeyer showed up last month at a three-day screenwriting class in West Hollywood. ”I have a screenplay I’ve been playing with,” admits Ohlmeyer, 54, who was responsible for getting shows such as Friends and ER on the air. ”I’m not planning on being a struggling screenwriter. But I always wanted to take the class.” In addition to Ohlmeyer, the course taught by noted Tinseltown teacher Robert McKee has seen numerous other boldfaced names, including music impresario Quincy Jones and actor John Cleese, who’s taken it three times. ”The more prominent they are, the more polite they are,” says McKee. ”They usually don’t step forward.” — Frank Swertlow

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